Thursday, July 23, 2015

Karoo Adventure

There is nothing quite like the Karoo landscape in all of South Africa. It is a place I first visited when I was a student studying and I remember the vast open landscape, fields of sheep, the endless stars in the  night sky, the full moon shining bright in the pitch black night. It is truly spectacular! On our drive from Cape Town to Graaf Reniet the early morning temperatures before the sun rose dropped to minus 4 degrees!

My nephew and his wife and their new little 6 month old baby work and live on a game lodge just outside of the gorgeous little Karoo town of Graaf Reniet. This is the view from their house.So peaceful.

The beautiful church in Graaf Reniet.

I found a cute little wool shop with lots of yarn! I just love this crochet tree!
So many different varieties of cactus. 

 We went for a long game drive and eventually spotted the magnificent white rhino!

 This female cheetah broke her leg in January but the vet was able to save her leg and she is recovering in a boma and will soon be released to be with the male cheetah. Hopefully she will have some cubs!She is so beautiful.

The giraffes and their 2 beautiful babies  who are only a few months old. It was so special watching these little giraffes!

The sunsets in the Karoo are absolutely breathtaking!

                              There is always time for strawberry cupcakes after a game drive.

My beautiful family.

                                                 My nephew and his adorable boy!

As the sunset we lit a fire, sipped some wine and laughed and chatted. How blessed we are! What a view!

There is nothing like the Karoo night sky! I felt so relaxed and refreshed. 


  1. Gorgeous! What a lovely family you have!

  2. Just popped by from Carol's blog. What beautiful photos.

  3. What gorgeous scenery. Love seeing your lands. And my goodness that baby is adorable!!!

  4. It was so lovely having you guys stay with us! Thanks for those kinds words on your blog! :-) We look forward to when we can see you again! xxx